D49 Public Charter School | Located in Forest Meadows

Character Development is a priority at GPA

7036 Cowpoke Rd

Colorado Springs, CO 80908

School Hours

8am - 4pm

Summer Hours

Mon - Fri 8am - 12pm

Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy Overview

District 49’s wellness policy and supporting guidelines focus on improving the health of students. Anyone interested in serving on the districtwide wellness advisory council, should email wellness@d49.org for additional information.

Nutrition for classroom parties, celebrations, classroom rewards, fundraisers

  • All food items must be store-bought with the nutrition information showing the product is 100 calories or less, 0 grams of trans fat.
  • No candy or sodas are allowed.
  • Birthday celebrations with treats must follow the wellness policy’s guidelines.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are excluded from calorie and sugar limits.
  • Food prepared in a private home may not be served at school to students because knowledge of ingredients, sanitation, preparation, and temperature of food in storage or transit is not available. In addition, quality and sanitation standards cannot be controlled.

Healthy Snack Ideas Under 100 Calories

Non-Food Celebration Ideas

Cascadian Farm Kid Sized Oatmeal Raisin Bar Smencils (smell good pencils)
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Goldfish 100 Calorie Pack Glow Sticks
Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Popcorn Stickers
6” Banana decorated with Sharpie and/or stickers Books
Stretch Island Fruit Leather Chapstick
Applesauce on the Go Post its in fun shapes
Fruit cups in 100% juice Play dough
Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps Stress balls
Minute Maid Kids + Minis 100% Juice Box Seeds for planting
Trader Joe’s Apple + Banana Fruit Bar Lead a Dance Break

Our commitment to physical activity

  • Physical education is provided in elementary, middle and high school.
  • Strenuous physical activity is not used (e.g. running laps, pushups) as punishment.
  • Generally, students should not be required to “sit out” any part of recess as punishment unless there is a safety concern.
  • Elementary school students will have a minimum of 30-minutes daily of physical activity. Recess for 1⁄2 day Kindergarten will be determined at those individual buildings.  Physical activity can include recess, physical education classes, fitness breaks, active classroom activities, exercise programs, or active field trips.
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